Press Release: CVTA Joins USDOT National Roadway Safety Strategy Call to Action
August 3, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alexandria, Virginia – Today, the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) is announcing that it is answering the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) call to action to improve highway safety through the Department’s National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS).
In support of the National Roadway Safety Strategy, CVTA will be providing presentations to future drivers and industry stakeholders about the necessity of selecting high-quality training when pursuing a truck driving career.
Currently, the trucking industry seeks to bring in new drivers to address an ongoing driver shortage, but it is essential that entry-level drivers are safe and qualified drivers. Federal Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) standards for the training of new drivers require a standardized industry-wide curriculum, but some substandard entities still operate within the training industry. It is imperative that CMV drivers, regulators, and other stakeholders understand the importance of high-quality training.
CVTA’s presentations will be available for potential future drivers, including high school students and adults seeking new career opportunities.
CVTA presentations will also be available to key industry stakeholders, including public workforce development boards that distribute workforce funding, leaders of career and technical education programs, and state authorities that oversee licensure or registration of truck driver training providers.
The Association appreciates the commitment from USDOT and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to improving safety on our nation’s highways and looks forward to a strong partnership between our organizations in support of these critical goals.
For more information about the upcoming presentations or to request that CVTA provide a presentation to your organization, please contact Andrew Poliakoff, CVTA’s Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CVTA previewed the NRSS action item submission at FMCSA’s Our Roads, Our Safety event in May:
The Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) is the largest association representing commercial truck driver training programs in the United States. CVTA represents 395 training locations in 46 states. Collectively, CVTA members train 100,000 drivers annually.
CVTA advocates for policies that enhance safety on our nation’s highways and reduce barriers to accessing high-quality training and becoming a commercial motor vehicle operator.